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This series of leaf art embodies and addresses the crises that plague our societies, and the world at large and how injustice anywhere are injustices everywhere. From climate change, political reform to social and criminal justice the impact of political malpractice has penetrated the systems that were set out to protect the people and our well being, but in turn, has pitted us against one another, our planet, and all sentient beings, all living things.

The evidence for global insect declines is irrefutable.

SILENCE IS VIOLENCE

The first series of leaf art focuses on domestic violence/terrorism and will be presented in a solo exhibition, opening on April 15th, 2022 (an anniversary date), titled I Will Make YOU Famous.

This stencil was cut from 2ply magnetic sheets, with sheet metal behind leaf for magnet connection, to hold stencil in place and flat. The worms will now eat what is exposed. You can purchase the magnetic “paper” in rolls or sheets. You can also use 2-4ply board for stencil. The more rigid the better so worms won’t go underneath and you get a clean edge. I like the image edges, and the leaf in its entirety, to maintain an organic appearance. Not contrived and manipulated by humans. It's a leaf with shape and "body", I embrace its natural qualities. These are early works, the process has been upgraded.

A large plastic container, the size of the leaf, can be used to contain the worms during the process.

The Velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti) is desirable for its large scale.

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